Thank You - and MUCH LOVE!!
Thank you so much Chowhound Team, Jim, CNET and everyone for bringing us the next phase of chowhound. Your hard work is very much appreciated and does not go unnoticed.
Let's face it - people HATE change and will blame blame blame for anything that makes them uncomfortable. I hope your skin is tough and you can let it slide. They'll get used to it. People react so often before they have a clue whether or not the problem is actually between the chair and the computer.
So Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! All the love in the world. Hang in there and thanks for being so open to new ideas and tweaks (like Hot Posts!!! Can't wait!)
Very well put! I've been enjoying the new format both at work (as usual) and at home. I rarely used to read the old board at home because of delayed board loading issues and the fact that cache issues often dissed me from reading the various boards and giving me either the hieroglyphics pages or an "unable to be found" message.
With the new format, posts load quickly, and the feature I love the most is the pop-down Board menu from any link within Chowhound, so you don't have to hit "back-back-back-back" to get to the main menu (I wasn't a Hot Post user). So glad that certain new boards have been created (Wine, Beer, Cookware, Food Media & News) and International has actual separate boards for countries (I don't read them often, but I do like to "graze" to see what's going on in the rest of the world. <g>)
You've all done a bang-up job with the new site. Thanks to CNet for realizing what a treasure trove of information Chowhound has been and continues to be, and what treasures the 'hounds who inhabit the site contribute on a daily basis. And Jim and Bob(tm) and those that were keeping the old site hanging on by hook or crook - THANK YOU for keeping it up and running!
Youse guys are da bomb. :::Said in my best Brooklynese::: ;-)
I totally agree! I'm really digging the new site, even if there are a few minor bumps and nuances I'm adjusting to. Things that felt strange and counterintuitive yesterday are feeling more natural today. It just takes time, patience, and an open spirit and this new board will feel like home w/ all my chow buddies at play. To me, these adaptive skills generalize to ferreting out the good stuff at a restaurant or trying to get the best out of a recipe.
Thanks to the CH Team and CNet for all your hard work and offering this new site so quickly. I didn't think it would be done til later this year. I look forward to the gradual improvements over time, but hope that you're patting yourselves on the back for a job well done! Bravo!
I agree. And as much as I miss the Hot Posts, and as much as I think the designers missed some opportunities, I do generally love the change, and very much understand and appreciate the time and effort involved to make this work.
So, at the risk of seeming to be part of a Greek chorus proclaiming the new site to be the worst thing in the history of mankind, I would join with the others, above, and congratulate Jim and his colleagues for this great new step in the evolution of Chow.
Really, I can't believe how much I love the new software. The hard work is sooo appreciated. Very, very impressed.
Really any reports by me in the three site boards is just to give a heads up on something I've spotted or reporting my learning experiences. Even though I didn't know there was a little overview on the board, the software is some of the most intuitive forum software I've used.
It keeps the simplicity of the old site and improves on it.
Good dogs ... good, good dogs.